Modern America Workshop - “Winning the Rat Race: Urban Running, Professional Work, and the New York City Marathon”

Modern America Workshop
Event date: 
October 4, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:20pm
Speaker(s): 
Dylan Gottlieb
Princeton University
Seminar Series: 
Modern America Workshop
Audience: 
Public

“Winning the Rat Race: Urban Running, Professional Work, and the New York City Marathon”

Dylan Gottlieb, Princeton University


There will be will be a pre-circulated paper for this workshop. The paper will be circulated approximately one-week prior to the workshop. A light lunch will be provided.


Dylan Gottlieb studies recent American urban history. He is writing a dissertation about yuppies—young, urban, upper-middle-class professionals—in New York from 1975-1989. More broadly, his work explores metropolitan housing and neighborhood change, urban consumer culture, and the effect of financialization on cities.

Dylan graduated from Vassar College in 2008. In 2013, he received an M.A. in History from Temple University. In 2015, he received an M.A. in History with distinction from Princeton. His work has been published in the Journal of Urban History, Journal of American HistoryGastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, Utne ReaderJournal of American CultureThe Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.


The Modern America Workshop is cosponsored by the Center for Collaborative History, Program in American Studies, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities, and the Land, Property, and Power in the Modern Metropolis graduate workshop.

Contact: 
Michael Glass
Area of Interest: 
Urban History
Region: 
United States
Period: 
20th Century